Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Uranium Country Notes
Exploration activities have been carried out since the early 1950s, leading to the detection of numerous areas of interest and uranium occurrences. However, no production has so far ensued.
For the 2005 Red Book, Chile has reported in-situ RAR as 748 tonnes and IR as 1 183 tonnes, with no cost ranges assigned. The IAEA/NEA has allocated both amounts to the less than US$ 130/kgU category and assumed a recovery factor of 75% in each case. Undiscovered resources comprise 4 142 tonnes of PR at up to US$ 130/kgU and 2 360 tonnes of SR, with an unassigned cost range.